Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Who Wants to Live Forever? World’s Only Immortal Animal

Mankind’s quest for immortality has spanned centuries, but somehow we always come up empty-handed. And the cycle of life and death is the samefor just about every other creature onEarth…but there’s one that seems so have beaten the system. Turritopsis nutricula is a species of jellyfish that seems to be immortal; it has a mechanism for transforming itself from its adult phase to its polyp phase, more or less cheating death – at least in theory.